In a world of rampant counterfeiters, the world of cigar smugglers is often at a standstill.
That is, until a small group of men known as the “Candy Cossacks” set out on a journey from China’s Qinghai province to the United States.
“Candy” is slang for a tobacco product that is commonly sold as an inexpensive substitute for real cigars, and is typically manufactured by making tobacco with sugar, corn starch, sugar cane, and other ingredients.
These “candy cigarettes” are sold on the streets of major cities and towns and are often filled with the fake tobacco.
The U.N. Convention on Tobacco Control has made the trade illegal in China for decades, but this week the U,S.
and Canada announced the start of a new campaign to crack down on counterfeiters who make these fake cigars for money.
“These cigarettes are made to look like real cigars and are sold in large quantities to unsuspecting consumers,” said Stephen K. Miller, acting United States trade representative.
“It’s a crime to smuggle these cigarettes across the border.”
The U of A and Canada have already taken steps to crack the case of the Candy Cossack crew.
U.K.-based Cigars International has been helping the U of S with its investigations into the shipment.
“We are currently in the process of assisting the U., the U-S.
government, and the RCMP with their investigations,” Cigars’ head of investigations, Ben Williams, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Cigars International is a tobacco and candy goods company based in Melbourne, Australia.
They are also known as “the man behind the curtain” in the cigar world. In the U